Computer Science Ph. D candidate Lingxiang Xiang has managed to further exploit the wonders of the cheap Raspberry Pi computer. He went on to repair a broken R2-D2 toy replica using the computer and a few online tools to create … .
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Look up in the sky, its a giant, glowing Super Mario. Mark Rober wants you to say this thanks to the giant illuminated Super Mario that will float in the dark skies. Dozens of balloons with LED illumination helps put … .
There are indeed several better ways to put to use a retired shell of an iMac instead of having it tossed away at an electrical-waste site. Take Jake Harms’ DIY kit for one. This development by the designer helps you … .
When you first laid your eyes on the image of this cool set you may have guessed that it doesn’t really have a lot with burgers. In fact, the Miniature Japanese DIY Burger Kit we have here is made of … .
Like we’ve said a few hundred times before, Lego blocks aren’t just toys. With a bit of brains and innovation, these childhood tools to building infant architectural dreams could very well be used to build some seriously cool contraptions, like … .
Origami may be your thrill but how innovative can you really get with the art? Well, I’m not talking about the shapes because that’s purely what you are good at. It’s utility that makes all the difference. So what you … .
The number of times I wondered, as a youngster, as to what would happen if magic mushrooms and evil turtles existed, is quite countless. Now, we can make one of the many fantasies that Super Mario introduced us to, come … .
Decades before, an innovation like this would be cast away with a wary eye. Those were the days when the people of this world preferred stepping out of the comfort of their homes to the world outdoors. Those were the … .
It’s not simple to come up with amazing arms that take down bad guys pretty easy. And this I say in context to game developers. But to reproduce the same in a real life scenario, with a few simple tools … .
What has the world come to? What was once considered an amazing discovery, fire, is now a weapon. Just the reason you thought that we’re propagating the existence of a DIY flamethrower that can destroy rather than help do some … .
If you’ve been looking for a great way to keep up with those Tweets while you answer natures call, without having to carry your smartphone or tablet to the loo, here’s a perfect way to do so, that well, keeps … .
Not everybody from the tinsel town is blessed with oratory skills or even wisdom of speech for that matter. You have been through the horror of seeing them speak of utter crap and sometimes you think you could have saved … .
LEGO, the world’s third largest toy manufacturer, has just proved itself to be a lot more than just building bricks once again. In a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, the firm has unveiled a do-it-yourself Unimog U 400 (1:12,5) using about 2048 … .
Ever since tragedy struck in Japan, the country has been frantically trying various measures to come back on its feet. The latest is a portable Geiger counter that docks with an iPhone. By calling your iPhone, you can listen to … .
Get more of Andrew Milner’s poker set that is available as a do-it-yourself model for aspiring gamblers who want to get the RFID Poker kit assembled, how and when they want it. What it needs is a PC running Windows … .
Absolutely perfect, except that it requires a motion sensor or perhaps even a Kinect. [Reddit]
It seems we’ve come a long way since the whoopee cushion – fart recorders, farting phones and now a fart-operated TV remote control. I can only imagine what the cheeky little pranksters at instructables.com were doing when they came up … .
The bright people over at Willow garage have a penchant for programming and beer. So they decided to do something for the better of both. The result was PR2 a robot which seamlessly fetches cold beer from the fridge for … .
Here’s something that will make your camping trip a lot more safer and will even add to the sophistication of your gear (but sadly, also to the weight you have to carry). This flashlight has 500 5mm super bright white … .
Luke an avid Lego fan has ehoused his WRT54GL’s PCB in an entirely Lego-built enclosure. He was kind enough to post instructions on how to make one of your own. So if you are in love with the Danish bricks … .
I love the VW Beetle. Never mind that it was designed by a tyrant it’s my dream to own one someday, somehow. But do you ever notice, no matter how much you may be a fan of something, there’s always … .
Using TouchOSC on an iPhone alongside Processing and an Arduino, Chris Rojas created an Xbee tank which runs on solar power. DIY fans you will find all the parts used along with the code here. In the not too distant … .
You MP3 Player and mobile phone can now be charged easily with just the USB cable by your side, rather than a silly dock or a charger. All you need to do is pick a pair of USB chargers from … .
Now I don’t have to worry about Stinker no more. The feline menace that he is can be taken care of when I’m away, without needing my neighbors to feed the fur ball. Thanks to this cool remote cat-feeder idea … .
This is an interesting eco-friendly concept. It is very intelligently called as Wattson. It is defined as is an energy consumption reader and is designed by DIY Kyoto. It comes with a sensor clip that attaches to the electricity cables … .